VCF Presents

A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. — George Santayana

Please join us for our speaker series, VCF Presents, to hear from experts on a host of topics. Missed a speaker? See past speaker’s videos below. This event is held at Williams Mullen and includes networking and continental breakfast from 8:00 am – 8:40 am prior to the speaker. The speaker will start promptly at 8:45 am and continue until about 9:45 am. We are very appreciative of our friends at Williams Mullen who allow us to use this beautiful event space.

VCF Presents

May 11, 2017

Speaker: Mr. Kenneth H. Marks, CM&AA, CFq
Topic: Value Levers – Increasing the Value of Privately Held Companies

Kenneth Marks is the founder and Managing Partner of High Rock Partners, Inc. High Rock Partners, based out of Raleigh, NC, offers strategic and M&A advisory services. In addition to serving as Managing Partner, he is a well respected author and most recently co-authored “Value Levers: Increase the Value of Your Business from 3X to 7X“. For more information on Mr. Marks click here.

Kenneth Marks will be giving away free copies of his book, Value Levers: Increase the Value of Your Business from 3X to 7X at the event.

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VCF Presents Videos

Value Levers: Increasing the Value of Privately Held Companies

Held May 2017 featuring Kenneth Marks.

Negotiation: The Art in the M&A Deal

Held November 2016 featuring Enrique Brito.

Lessons on Life, Leadership, and Football

Held September 2016 featuring Bobby Ross.

The Markel Story: A Personal Perspective on Business, Investing and Leadership

Held April 2016 featuring Tom Gayner.

Previous Speakers:

Doug Palmore – Why Values Based Leadership is Good for Business
Neal Lappe – Five Critical Elements to Effective Marketing
Special Agent Adam Lee – The FBI’s Jurisdiction Over White Collar Crime
Teresa & Scot McRoberts – Observations on Business and Religion, Money and Values
Dr. Greg Waller – Valuing Closely Held Firms
Brad Eure – Small Businesses – Changes with Growth
Tom Blue – The Future of Health

To see all of our past videos visit our YouTube page.